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Meeting Calendar
 11 Mar  Abstract Deadline
19:59 UT
 28 Apr  Housing Reservation Deadline
 21 May  Registration Deadline


Visa applicants from many countries must apply at least 3 months in advance of their travel date. See Visa Information for details.

All Joint Assembly scientific sessions take place in the Broward County Convention Center.

Important Information on Traveling to the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center

Due to Federal security requirements, you must show your government issued picture identification (ID) — PASSPORT or DRIVER'S LICENSE — at all security checkpoints to gain access to the Convention Center area of the Port of Fort Lauderdale.

Your AGU name badge is not sufficient ID for entry to the Convention Center area of the port.

  • Shuttle Bus: Shuttle service to/from AGU official hotels, will provide the quickest way to arrive on time for your meetings, due to separate routing into the Convention Center area of the port. ID will be checked as you enter the bus.
  • Pedestrians: Those walking to the Convention Center will be met at the pedestrian gate by a security agent who will require you to show your government issued picture ID.
  • Cars: Drivers and all passengers will be required to show a government issued picture ID to gain access to the Convention Center area of the port. This is required each time you drive to the Convention Center.
  • Children: All children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or teacher who can provide a government ID at the security checkpoint.

Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time

  • Check before you leave your hotel to make sure you have your government issued picture ID.
  • Have your government issued picture ID readily available to show before you arrive at the checkpoint.

Housing Accommodations

Deadline: 28 April 2008

Note: Room rates do not include 11% state and local taxes.

Hotel Information
Hotel Name Address Rates
Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club 1881 Southeast 17 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$179 (single/double)
$199 (triple)
$219 (quad)
Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center 801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$145 (single/double)
$165 (triple)
$185 (quad)
Best Western Oceanside Inn 1180 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$98 (single/double)
$108 (triple)
$118 (quad)
Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port 1800 S. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$91 (single/double)
$101 (triple)
$111 (quad)
Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale Hotel 1100 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$145 (single/double)
$155 (triple)
$165 (quad)
Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel Fort Lauderdale 1140 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
$145 (single/double)
$160 (triple)
$175 (quad)

Reservations Information

Reservation Information

Online Reservations: 


Phone reservations not accepted

M-F 0830h-1730h EST

Mail or Fax:   Print the hotel reservation form [PDF, 43KB] and mail or fax it with
credit card information to:
AGU Housing Bureau
  c/o GFLCVB
  100 E Broward Blvd., #200
  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Fax:  +1.954.765.4414 or +1.954-765-4197


Passkey, the Housing Bureau, will require a credit card number as guarantee in order to confirm a reservation. At this time, hotels may charge credit cards the first night's room and tax deposit. Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) only.


The AGU Housing Bureau will acknowledge your reservation by e-mail. Review the acknowledgement for accuracy and print a copy for your records. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 7 business days, please contact the AGU Housing Bureau. You will not receive a separate confirmation from your hotel and please do not contact your selected hotel.


All cancellations should be made through the AGU Housing Bureau. All cancellations must be made online or received in writing (e-mail, fax or mail)and will be issued a cancellation date and number by e-mail. All changes, cancellations, and requests for refunds must be received the Housing Bureau 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid forfeiture of your one-night's hotel deposit.

Reservation Changes

Reference your acknowledgement number when making a reservation change. Access your reservation online or contact the AGU Housing Bureau through 21 May, 2008.